Poetry In Motion

My thirteen year old daughter is attempting to teach herself British Sign Language.

I had to share with her a video I found when searching You Tube a few years ago to listen again to THAT song after watching Lord Of The Rings. Annie Lennox’s rendition of ‘Into The West’ is signed in its entirety here. Her voice, accompanied by the graceful hand gestures, is poetry in motion, a beautiful ballet. Enjoy.

 

Dance in Light

Dust sparkled particles

Of life long gone

Dance aimlessly, catching

In sunlight,  a throng,

Flittering, fluttering,

Teasing my eye

Alive once again, motes caught

In rays from the sky.

Like fairies they seem,

Too tiny to test

For wishes. Don’t trap them,

Their freedom is best.

Lightly, balletically,

They twirl and suspend there

Till sun’s rays abate

And darkness descends where

Life has been gaily portrayed

In a dance

Of light-infused feeling

Caught in my glance.